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14 women make it to Punjab assembly

chandigarh Updated: Mar 07, 2012 11:37 IST
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A total of 14 women candidates of various parties have been elected to the 117-member assembly in Punjab.

Six women candidates each of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and opposition Congress were successful this time while two women nominees of SAD partner BJP managed to secure victories.

Among prominent women winners were former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur (SAD) from Bholath, Leader of Opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal from Lehra and Navjot Kaur Sidhu, wife of BJP MP and ex-cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, from Amaritsar East.

Other women candidates from Congress who made it to the assembly were Karan Brar, daughter-in-law of former chief minister Harcharan Singh Brar, Charanjit Kaur Bajwa from Qadian who is wife of Congress MP Pratap Bajwa, Guriqbal Kaur from Nawanshahr and Aruna Chowdhry from Dinanagar.

Other SAD women winners were Mohinder Kaur Josh (Sham Chaurasi), Rajwinder Kaur from Nihalsingh Wala, Nissara Khatoon from Malerkotla, Harpreet Kaur from Ghanaur and Varinder Kaur from Shutrana.

Besides Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the second BJP woman who succeeded at the hustings was Seema Kumari from Bhoa.

Meanwhile, finance minister Upinderjit Kaur of SAD (Sultanpur Lodhi) was prominent woman loser in the state.